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Student Advising

Application Timeline



Academic Year preceding Application (Junior or Senior)

Fall Term

Over this term students should:
1. Download Premedical Advisory Committee (PAC) Application
2. Attend Premedical Advisory Committee Application Workshop
3. Begin assembling letters of recommendation
4. Begin preparation for entrance exams
5. Make an appointment to see their premedical advisor to discuss the application process.

Winter Break

Work on PAC Application for the Committee Evaluation

Spring Term

All course work that is required for the necessary admission tests should be completed by the end of the year.

Over this term, students should:
1. Prepare and take the MCAT, DAT, GRE
2. Complete the Columbia University Premedical Advisory Committee Application
3. Request that recommendations be sent to the Office of Preprofessional Advising. Recommendations cannot be delivered by students!
4. Schedule and complete interview with Premedical Advisory Committee. These interviews will be scheduled by the Office of Preprofessional Advising
5. Send transcripts for all coursework to AMCAS/AACOMAS/AADSAS


Submit PAC Application by email to the Office of Preprofessional Advising: see application packet for specific deadline.


AMCAS/AACOMAS/AADSAS/VMCAS applications available on-line.


A copy of the AMCAS/AACOMAS/AADSAS application must be submitted to the Office Preprofessional Advising via email.


Premedical Committee Evaluations are uploaded/sent to health professional schools; Students should begin to receive and complete secondary applications. These secondary applications should be completed in a 2-3 week turn-around time.

Application Year

September to April

Throughout the academic year, students should prepare for and attend interviews.

October 1

Early decision acceptances announced.


Medical school admissions decisions sent out. Students should record their acceptances and rejections in the Office of Prepreprofessional Advising.

April 30

Students should release all but one acceptance to allopathic medical schools.

Late Summer

Students should inform the Preprofessional office of their final school choice.

Preprofessional Advising


403 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-6378

Fax: 212-854-2562

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

Walk-in Hours
3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.